Per Diem Clinician - Turning Point C/Y - South San Francisco

Edgewood supports youth and their families through life's challenges with a full continuum of behavioral health services. Our work focuses on issues such as mental health, family relationships and life skills, and our programs range from prevention and early intervention to community-based, day and residential treatment.

Program Description

The Turning Point C/Y Program is a comprehensive, full-service partnership (FSP) for 45 of the highest risk children/youth living in San Mateo County. Turning Point C/Y is designed to help children and youth achieve independence, stability and wellness within the context of their culture, community and family/caregiver. Turning Point C/Y seeks to stabilize youth in the community using natural support structures.

Position Summary

The per diem clinician works collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing community oriented and strengths-based services to children and youth (ages 6-21) and their families. The family therapist will provide short-term intensive family therapy, when it has been identified as a need. The per diem clinician will also conduct timely comprehensive assessments, participate in marketing efforts, and complete all of the necessary paperwork associated with the intake process. This position will also share responsibility for ensuring the quality of customer service to youth and referral sources. The per diem clinician will give case overviews to program staff at the conclusion of the assessment period. The hourly rate of pay for the Per Diem Clinician is $30.30 per hour for an unlicensed clinician and $40.40 an hour for a licensed clinician. This role is not benefitted.

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership in the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of individualized service plans, including coordination of multiple services and treatment providers.
  • Conducts individual, group, couples, family, and/or multi-family therapy utilizing therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, Narrative, Structural, Trauma Focused CBT, or other best practices.
  • Assumes responsibility for configuring, coordinating and facilitating youth services, including collaboration with referring providers, probation, child welfare, school districts, C/Y Staff, and other professionals involved in a youth's care.
  • Assists youth and families in assessing strengths and needs, and helps them identify strategies to meet these needs, including enhancing natural supports and community resources.
  • Provides case management services in the interest of youth and family advocacy, secures formal resources, and coordinates care.
  • Executes a treatment plan that is strengths-based, with observable and measurable goals, utilizing promising and evidenced based or other best practices.
  • Provides psycho-education to clients, family members, and team members.
  • Completes documentation, billing, referrals, and required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintains confidential health records clients/families that are in compliance with HIPAA, insurance, and the San Mateo County Mental Health Regulations.
  • Performs assigned duties in accordance with Edgewood's Treatment Philosophy and Mission Statement.
  • Carries out other functions related to the C/Y Program as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA degree in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, or Social Work, or related field required.
  • Clinician I - Clinical license eligible (Registration with BBS/BOP as an Intern) required. (e.g., PCCi, MFTi, ASW, Psychological Assistant)
  • Ability to assess the strengths and needs of youth, families, and support systems.
  • Knowledge of public and private community resources.
  • Ability to maintain billable documentation of services provided.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with families in a wide variety of cultural contexts and community settings. (e.g., home, school, satellite clinic, etc.)
  • Experience working with children and families that have been or are involved in issues relating to abuse. (e.g., verbal, physical, sexual, and neglect)
  • Experience with working within a variety of treatment modalities including family systems work, individual, and group therapy, etc.
  • Awareness of substance abuse issues and how they impact a family system.
  • Possesses a valid California driver's license, in good standing, and automobile insurance.
  • Is available to work evenings.

Job Details
Reference # 23622
Posted on 11 Jun 2021
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Location(s) South San Francisco , California
Department Turning Point
Career level Non-management
Hours/Status Per Diem
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Behavioral Health Director

July joined the Edgewood team in 2018. She currently serves as Behavioral Health Director and is responsible for the oversight of our FSP (Full Service Partnership), SAYFE (Short-Term Adjunctive Youth and Family Engagement), TPCY (Turning Point, Child & Youth) , TBS (Theraputic Behavior Services) and ASIS (After School Intensiver Services) programs in the San Mateo region. July is also a dedicated member of Edgewood's TIS Champion Team.

In their own words:

"Each morning, the first thing that motivates me is remembering the essence of what we do is to serve the community; for me, it's always about the families. Every challenge, every goal, every decision is first informed by remembering this core principle. The second things is the opportunity to work with a group of people that have dedicated their lives to serving others. Many of my colleagues could have chosen any number of fields to work in, they could have taken the road less traveled, but they did and every day I remember that and am proud to be part of such a group."

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